Summer Reading 2021

The theme of this summer’s reading selections is “a little something for everyone.” Students and faculty are asked to choose one of the books below and join the corresponding book club via Google Classroom.  All clubs are meeting at the beginning of July and then again just before school begins.  

Students should read actively and thoughtfully and may choose to annotate their book, keep a journal while reading, or record their thoughts and reactions once they have finished.  We strongly encourage parents to consider reading along and engaging in discussions with their student(s).  Reading is always enhanced when treated as a communal experience. Read more


Additional reading requirements for AP/ Honors History and/or Honor English Students:  Students planning to enroll in an AP- or honors-level English or History class are required to join a second book club from the AP/Honors book list below.  These students must write a 2-3 page review or response (NOT a summary...) to be submitted on the first day of classes.


Besides the required all-school read, all students are encouraged to read additional books throughout the summer. By completing additional reading and reflecting on their choices in writing, students will be eligible to win a $100 cash prize. Here are the specifics: 

  • Read at least two additional books of your choice. 
  • Write 1-2 paragraphs on each of your choices, discussing what the books meant to you. 
  • Submit your work to the Academic Dean in person or via email by 8:00 pm on September 5, 2021. 
  • A winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries during our first All-School Meeting in September.

Contact Dr. Heather Hunt,  Academic Dean, with any questions about summer reading.